Mele Manaka 2023 Community Week

SCP HILO HOTEL x HAWAII RISE FOUNDATION, in partnership with Keaukaha General Store and Kimié Miner's HAKU COLLECTIVE, would like to formally invite you to our first annual, “The 2023 Mele Manaka Community Celebration.” The highly anticipated three-day event celebrating Hawaiian culture, live music and the arts, is open to the public and set to mele April 13th, 14th, and 15th at SCP HILO HOTEL from 9AM - 3PM, as a cultural extension of the world-renowned Merrie Monarch Festival.
The 2023 “Mele Manaka Community Celebration” will take place at 126 Banyan Way, home of the acclaimed SCP HILO HOTEL, formerly known as Hilo Seaside Hotel.  The three-day celebration will feature award-winning live music/entertainment, giveaways, free cultural workshops including lei making, t-shirt printing, coconut hat weaving and more, all taught by local artisans and community leaders. Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), Hawaii Rise Foundation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), and Community First Hawaiʻi will offer informational booths for guests and participants as well.